SLSRC - Back to the Basics - 2019/2020

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE 4th YEAR… SLSRC is once again starting the Fall/Winter sessions of “Back to the Basics” classes for Amateur Radio.

The classes are for ALL Amateurs, but are geared toward new amateurs, those who want to refresh their knowledge, and those who are not amateurs….yet !

The classes will be at 7 PM on the first Friday of each month from October- March, in rooms 419-420 of the Clinical Learning Institute (Goldfarb School of Nursing) at Missouri Baptist Hospital. (Same meeting location as the monthly SLRC meetings.)


  • October 4– Tech License privileges and your first VHF/UHF station, antennas/coax, using repeaters, etc. We will have a “mock” net so you can “get on the air.”
  • November 1- Your first HF radio, calling CQ, modes and operating procedures on HF, antennas, coax, etc.

  • December 6– Safety- Antenna and tower safety, electrical wiring, grounding, RF radiation, etc.

  • January 3 – Testing procedures- basic instruments and how to use them- SWR meter, antenna analyzer, dummy load, etc.

  • February 7 – Activities in Amateur Radio- awards, contests, QSL cards, nets, EmComm, public service, Field Day, etc.

  • March 6 – Other aspects of Amateur Radio (HamWAN, satellite, digital modes, Hot Spots, SDR, contesting, QRP, portable operation, etc.

In addition to a presentation about each topic, there will be a Q&A session with several Mentors (aka “Elmers”) available to answer your questions.

All amateurs and future amateurs are invited to attend….not licensed “yet”…newly licensed….been licensed but not active…and of course, “old timers.”

Contact Cliff KCØSDV at for information or questions.

Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest 2019

28th Annual

Sponsored by Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club

Saturday October 26, 2019
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S Geyer Road Kirkwood, Missouri

7:30 A.M. to Main prize
drawing at 12:00 P.M.

Talk in 147.75/147.15
Thanks to the Telephone Employees ARC

GPS Coordinates are   38.34.848N by 090.25.004W

Plenty of FREE Parking
2 Rooms FULL of Swap Tables and Vendors
Hourly Door Prizes
VE Exams

The Best Hamfest FOOD around
Breakfast made to order

Raffle Prize for 2018
Over $1500 in prizes to give away

Door prize every 30 minutes
1st – $300.00
2nd – $200.00
3rd – $100.00
4th - TBA
 Need not be present to win

We wish to thank our sponsors  and exhibitors who make the hamfest possable;

Exhibitors this year are;

Click on vendor to see their web page.

Associated Radio
 D&L Antenna Supply
 Mosley Electronics

Gold Medal Ideas

Sponsors who contribute are:

Click o the sponsor to see their web page.

Gateway Electronics

 DX Engineering
Fluid Motion, Inc. (StepperIR)

RT Systems
West Mountain Radio

Universal Radio

Ham Radio Delux

Easy Way Hambooks

 for their support of this event..

Children under 12 free

Tickets in Advance $4 each or 3 for $10
Tickets at the Door $7 each or 2 for $12
Your Admission ticket is a prize ticket

Click here for table and ticket order form


Vendor and Swap Tables
$15.00 for each Private Table
$15.00 for Commercial
Electric hookup is $15.00 limit one per vendor
Click here for ticket order form or contact
Phone: Janelle Brisbine at 563-726-3860
E-Mail: N0MTI

For information contact Steve Welton WØSLW
(314) 941-8500 or E-Mail: WØSLW

VE Exams begin at 8:30 AM Sharp!
for more information call 314-941-8500


SLSRC Technician License Class October 12-13, 2019

SLSRC has scheduled a Technician License Class for the weekend of October 12-13. This is the entry level license to Amateur Radio and will get you started on the road to a great hobby.

The class will be held at Missouri Baptist Hospital and registration is required. License testing will be held on the last day of the class. There is no charge for the class but there is a $15 charge for the license testing.

All of the possible test questions will be covered in the class and study guides will be sent upon registration.

For additional information and/or to register, contact Cliff KCØSDV at

Winterfest 2020

Winterfest 2020


Winterfest 2020 has been selected as the ARRL Midwest Conference!

Contest College 2020 January 25th

SLSRC is excited to announce Contest College at Winterfest 2020.  Contest College will start at 1 p.m. with 10+ hours of forums, presentations, Q&A and contesting discussion for the new and seasoned contester. 

Contest College Info

Saturday, January 25th 8 AM - 4 PM
Gateway Convention Center
Collinsville, IL 62234


90th anniversary of the Egyptian Radio Club

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Egyptian Radio Club, in Granite City, Illinois. Founded in 1929, we are the third oldest club in the USA. The ERC will be on the following frequencies, 14.245, 7.035, & 3.535 on these dates and times; Sept 7th, 14th , 21st & 28th from 1400Z to 0200Z (9am to 9pm CDST). You can request a certificate commemorating your contact with our station, W9AIU, by mailing the following;


c/o Bob Evans

PO Box 13

St. Jacob IL 62281



c/o Egyptian Radio Club

PO Box 562

Granite City IL 62040-0562

or request an electronic copy to print at;


Please join us on the air at the above dates and times to help us celebrate the 90th anniversary of our club. Be sure to request the certificate!!!